European Plastics Convertors (EuPC) has urged European member states to reject a budget proposal by the European Commission which introduces national contributions based on unrecycled plastics packaging for the multiannual financial framework 2021 – 2027.
More than 100 public and private partners covering the entire plastics value chain signed the declaration of the Circular Plastics Alliance in Brussels today to promote voluntary actions to develop a “well-functioning EU market in recycled plastics.”
The trade war between China and the US is creating additional opportunities for exporters of plastics, plastic products and ingredients in both these key markets, as both sides erect protective tariffs against each other.
Kraiburg TPE’s Thermolast M compounds meet the requirements of the guideline for medical grade plastics (MGPs) passed by the Association of German Engineers (VDI) in July 2019, the German compounder has announced.
Low collection rates and lack of design for recycling are amongst the reasons behind the low recycling rate of 31% for flexible polyethylene films in Europe, according to Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE).
United States President Donald Trump’s announcement, 10 May, to slap 25% additional tariffs on plastics exports to China could increase opportunities for European plastics exporters, experts have told Plastics News Europe.
Should it be much more difficult to export low quality recycled scrap plastic around the world, if there are serious doubts about whether it can be handled in an environmentally sound way in the country it is bound for?
Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2019 (PRSE 2019) opened in Amsterdam this morning where European Commissioner Kestutis Sadauskas gave his full support to efforts carried out in making plastics circular.